Hull FC have announced they will not be renewing the contract of hooker Aaron Heremaia beyond the current season.
The 31-year-old former New Zealand international has spent the last three years as understudy to Hull vice-captain Danny Houghton and the club are keen to hand that role to home-grown hooker James Cunningham, who is currently on a season-long loan at London Broncos.
Hull football manager Motu Tony said: "Aaron has given us great service over the last couple of years but we must now focus on other areas of priority for the team.
"Danny and James can develop a strong partnership in that role from next season, which means we can utilise a good amount of salary cap to secure the additions of some big signings we're looking to get completed for 2015.
"There are areas of our team that need significant improvement and this gives us the opportunity to do that and make a purposeful move for the targets we have identified and want to bring to the club.
"Aaron will move on at the end of the season and I'm sure he'll be looking to finish his time at Hull FC on a high note with us."